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22 August 2015 Claris ELDORET, NORTH RIFT 30100 KENYA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a counseling psychologist, recovering injection drug user, living with HIV and an assistant program manager charged with planning, developing and implementing a counseling program for patients, employees and the community.
I am using this tool to develop Psychological Counseling program for patients, employees and the community. I have the opportunity to connect with other and possibly seek partnership, collaborations or networking with individuals, interns, universities or organizations with similar interests.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
21 August 2015 Vanitha Samuel Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory 58200 Malaysia
Who I am Use of CTB
I manage and teach at NLCC. The centre is focused on social reform and the pathway to this is literacy as there is a tremendous gap here in a failing national education system which continues to disadvantage the poor and marginalised. Our aim is to start pre-school and young learners centres in communities that have a need and demand for it - using the Jolly Phonics program as the tool for delivery.
We have just identified a community that will be our first branch and I found excellent materials on CBT to help with understanding how to set up a community literacy centre , project design information , project monitoring and evaluation etc. The language used and models presented are easy to follow. To summarize , the power of CBT for me is taking complexed issues and presenting it in clear and workable models for people who want to become social reformers to be efficient , knowledgeable and professional in this endeavour. Thank You.
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20 August 2015 Barb Heinzel Newhall, CA 91321
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Certified Health Education Specialist and an adjunct professor in Gerontology
I have used the Community Tool Box as a reference for a few lectures - Roles & Skills for EBHP Instructors, and Problem-Solving, Safety Concerns & Burnout.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
17 August 2015 Philip Tompkins Roanoke, VA 24015 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an entrepreneur leading a passionate team of developers to build a community development platform (part social networking site for community developers; part crowd-sourcing site for gathering the people with skills, knowledge, tools, or funding needed to implement ideas; and part project management / team collaboration software). We are definitely fans of CTB and the support/resources you provide to community organizers and would absolutely love to get your feedback on what we've built so far what it might be still lacking. We are currently still in the MVP/Alpha/Pre-Beta stages of our product development. Also, the platform itself has been built to be able to evolve and rapidly iterate as the needs of community developers and organizers change. We're currently on a 1-2 week development cycle, so you're feedback and suggestions will be implement quickly and are very appreciated. Looking forward to collaborating with you to find new and innovative ways to support community developers and organizers.
Our team greatly appreciates the knowledge, support, and articles (with cited sources) provided by Community Tool Box.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
12 August 2015 Joseph Pomroy NORTH CONCORD, Vermont 05858 United States of America
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a 60 year old male returning to college to earn my bachelor degree in human services. I am currently employed part time by Northeast Kingdom Human Services in St Johnsbury, Vermont as a receptionist/office clerk,
I am just being introduced to the Community Tool Box.
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10 August 2015 Kris Matthews Lawrence, Kansas 66045 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a full-time research assistant/trainer and part time doctoral student at the KU School of Social Welfare. I have experience providing training to mental health centers and other organizations in positive behavior support and wraparound. My areas of interest include interagency collaboration, systems of care, and proactive/preventative approaches to addressing children's mental health.
Still exploring it but will let you know. My colleagues and I have done work in creating regional interagency teams in Kansas all connected through a community-focused, positive behavior support framework. I'd like to see how some of our presentation and facilitation material matches with what's in the toolbox.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
6 August 2015 Rebecca New York, New York 10037 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I work in the school community teaching children, families and staff members healthy living through nutrition education and home cooking classes. I have access to families and due to the work, parents share their struggles. And although healthy eating is the answer to many of them, it is not the answer to all. I find that "compassion" is my greatest asset in listening and motivating them to change. It is not something I was aware of prior to the work but compassion has developed the more I address their concerns.
I am not familiar with it yet, this is my first time signing in.
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5 August 2015 Best Andafa , Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a lawyer and I am interested in the development and empowerment of young people.
I am really excited about this platform because I am about to carry out a skills training for young girls and the information on community tool box has highly equipped me to be able to effectively pass out knowledge to these persons. Thank you.
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2 August 2015 Leonie Waitai Kaitaia, Northland 0410 New Zealand
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a mother of 7, of Maori, NZ descent, living in a rural area at the very north of the country. Have been a community educator for many years and have recently commenced study in Social Sciences.
I am looking to develop education programmes in more remote areas of our region and looking at utilising the Community Toolbox to help to assess the needs of those communities.
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27 July 2015 adams terence Samaru, Zaria., Kaduna State +234 Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a final year student (i.e. 4th year) of Mass Communication.
i am currently researching on how communication can be a tool to enhance various fields of endeavour. i will need help on the concept:communication tools or communication as a tool. this article on: Developing a Plan for Communication, has really been helpful.
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27 July 2015 Soundararajan Lakshminarayanan Chennai, Tamilnadu 600048 India
Who I am Use of CTB
Research scholar pursuing the Ph.D in Management topic " Stakeholder Management in IT"
References for doing the research work
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21 July 2015 ROBIN RUIZ WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA 33884 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Educator - BA Education, M.Ed Leadership,
currently in program PhD Ed Learning Instruction Innovation
Work focus:
Special education- Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectually disability, Positive Behavior Support, Transition, integral technology, character education, social emotional learning,
Married, four adult children,
Today, I wanted to see what others are saying about Mission and Vision and alignment with Strategic Design
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
16 July 2015 Dianna Freeman Madison, WI 53703 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Hi! My name is Dianna Freeman. I am a mother of of 2, soon-to-be 3. I am currently a stay at home mom with plans to return to the workforce in 2016 as a business owner. I am invovled in the community as a non- religious church activist, part of the PTO in my childrens school, i volunteer for the school district, and I manage informal parent boards, in various neighborhoods and centers.
I am new to Community Tool Box, and since i've found it, I can't stay away! I use this sight for so many things! It helps me with my non-profit organization start-up, My daycare/school business plan, and my Community parenting group 'PARENTING ON PURPOSE' (P.O.P.)...even with raising my kids into young activist!
I share this information with friends, family, and community members! I think this FREE sight is a blessing to those who want to come together and change our world!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
7 July 2015 Silvia Paz Los Angeles, CA 90026 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Research Analyst with Advancement Project's Healthy City program. . I have been working as a researcher for about 10 years, both in an academic setting and currently as part of a non-profit organization that works locally in Los Angeles, California and state-wide, to provide capacity to partnering organizations who are interested in engaging their local community members to be a part of the research and advocacy on important issues their communities are experiencing, particularly as it relates to health equity.
Yes, our team has referenced the Community Tool Box when we developed a set of toolkits based on the community-based participatory action research framework and applied it to our workshops on community engaged mapping. This was and continues to be an instrumental website of resources. Thank you.
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7 July 2015 Anita Paley Ballston Spa, New York 12304 Saratoga
Who I am Use of CTB
Executive Director of Community Action Agency Using it as a reference tool
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
26 June 2015 luis filipe da silva ferreira lisboa, Portugal 1070-354 Portugal
Who I am Use of CTB
Am a jubilee Partner of PwC involved now in community work in starting a backbone organisation
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
24 June 2015 Jacqueline Espinal Dallas, TX 75202 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
We are working with a number of foundations, government entities, and others to assist in creating strategic and tactical implementation plans for change.
It is great for reading about best practices and determining successful strategies.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
23 June 2015 Valerie Tjirimuje Gobabis, Omaheke Namibia
Who I am Use of CTB
I work as a Senior Community Liaison Officer (HIV and AIDS) and my role is to coordinate the activities of different partners in order to strengthen the multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS response in the region. I also work closely with communities and support group members through nutrition and livelihood projects. Through community led structures, we raise awareness on HIV epidemic drivers we monitor changes within communities. We believe in the principle of using local resources and finding local solutions to problems within the community. Of-course there are numerous social issues that are challenging such as alcohol misuse, teenage pregnancy, low levels of education, unemployment, gender based violence especially rape and cultural practices that make women and girls vulnerable to HIV infection, however we continue to raise awareness and promote multi-stakeholder response.
The CTB is my resource corner. When I need information for either trainings or community based campaigns, dialogues I get onto the internet and do some reading and literature review.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
23 June 2015 Lewis Mwenda Nairobi, Nairobi 01001 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
Iam a Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management practitioner specialized in Project Cycle Management including Project Design and Implementation; Design of M&E/Impact Assessment Studies, M&E Training, and in undertaking and disseminating both Qualitative and Quantitative research and evaluation studies.
Not yet started
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
19 June 2015 JOSEPH MOHERAI DAR ES SALAAM, DAR ES SALAAM 255 TANZANIA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a teacher and an entrepreneur. currently we are working on a new project on how to empower the disadvantaged youth in our local area. We would be glad to get more resources and help in making this project a reality.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
16 June 2015 Brenda Bayside, CA
Who I am Use of CTB
After recently obtaining two undergraduate degrees, one in Spanish and one in International Studies: Latin America from Humboldt State University, I became an Operations and Administrative Assistant for Humboldt Area Foundation. I am passionate about my role within a dynamic nonprofit seeking to better our community. In my free time I dance for a local Samba band and try to maintain a home vegetable garden. My future goals are to further my education, travel to new places and put my language skills to use, and develop a more clear vision for my career.
I sit on a task force equipped with the job of creating a more inclusive atmosphere for Humboldt Area Foundation internally as well as externally. I discovered the Community Tool Box in my research for building stronger partnerships and relationships with the communities and cultural groups we serve in our region.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
12 June 2015 Shirley Singleton Crystal Lake, IL 60012 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Hello my name is Shirley Singleton, and I am the Program Director at FamiliesETC. located in Crystal Lake, IL. Our organization help families with children who are struggling with mental challenges. We also provide families with community resources to help them to become more stable in their households. We provide services to families that have challenges within the school system with their child. I would love to talk in more details about our organization with someone from your program.
I would like to know if there a hard copy version of your program; on the how to get started information.
Thank you.
Shirley Singleton
We are in the process of implementing a youth program for the community in our area. The program will promote wellness, positive peer to peer interactions, positive coping skills and communication among the youth in our community. The program will be located throughout the community.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
10 June 2015 M. Sahr Nouwah Monrovia, State 231 Liberia
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Governance Partnership Facilitator with special engagements with local partners who do community work on issues such as development planning, democratic inclusion natural resource management and other inclusive development planning approaches.
As my work require viewing community development strategies developed by partners, I need to be informed on best practices, innovations and complexities so that my guidance will be rewarding. So, I am using Community Tool Box for training, provision of best practice advise and guidance as well as community development monitoring.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
4 June 2015 Nchindo Mbukusa Windhoek, Pioneerspark 0000 Namibia
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a lecturer of Project Management at BA and MA levels who from time to time find pieces of your work useful particularly when dealing with community related studies.
how do I obtain a copy of your work?
I use it in the lectures that I give to students and sometimes in the training of communities
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29 May 2015 Woodrow W. Jones, II Houston, Texas, Harris County 77020 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Project RESPECT is an organization that works within communities to identify, document, and save historic slave era cemeteries. We host student organization, schools such as the YES Public Schools, Harris County Juvenile Probation Community Service Juveniles. Dr. Sharon Lundgren - Houston Psychologist brother work for your organization. Dr. Lundgren work with Project RESPECT to provide an annual program for the REGIS School of the Sacred Heart, Rice University, and other partners. Dr. Lundgren suggested we contact you to see how we could benefit from a working relationship with your organization.
Not currently working with your organization. We currently use some small tools and equipment to support our projects from the City of Houston - Keep Houston Beautiful organization. Houston Habitat also assist us with some community projects.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
28 May 2015 Sam Mugisha Fort Portal, Western 256 Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a male Ugandan, aged 34 years, of sound mind and integrity. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in project planning and Management of Uganda Management Institute, a Bachelors Degree of Arts (Organizational Studies-major); a fellowship in Monitoring and Evaluation coupled with other certificates in Monitoring and Evaluation related courses. I have a strong development background and expertise in service delivery with broad experience and working knowledge. I am well versed with project planning implementation and reporting, Human resources management aspects, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, documentation, data management, capacity building, networking, financial management, organizational and communication skills with strong computer proficiency.
Support development of HAU
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
21 May 2015 Megan Osborn Richmond, VA 23220 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I helped co-found a community organization that has surprisingly turned national in a very short amount of time. We are excited and grateful for the positive response, and the community tool box is a great tool that will help us get our new needs met. Thank you!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
21 May 2015 Lee Vanderlin Salem, OR 97301-2833 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Ancient activist. Retired Psychologist/social worker and teacher. Old and disabled, but still going!
Just found CTB and am currently exploring and, so far, loving it!!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
21 May 2015 MESHACK ONYANGO NAIROBI, NAIROBI BOX 54113 -00200-CITY SQUARE KENYA
Who I am Use of CTB
I AM COMMISSIONER IN AN INDEPENDENT CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION DEALING WITH ADVISORY MATTERS PERTAINING TO FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION, FISCAL DISCIPLINE, FISCAL NEEDS OF MARGINALIZED AREAS/ COMMUNITIES ETC
CURRENTLY WORKING ON MY PHD PROPOSAL ON FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION AND RELATED MATTERS.
ASSESSING FISCAL NEEDS THROUGH PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND OTHER ACCOUNTABLE STRATEGIES. YET TO BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE TOOL
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12 May 2015 DONFACK LOUIS DOUALA, LITTORAL (237) 675060440 CAMEROON
Who I am Use of CTB
This tool has helped us shape our vision and programs in our foundation
we are using it in our foundation as a study guide for all
those in the Educational Volunteer Department.
The whole Foundation is please for using this Humanitarian Documents.
Many thanks for this sharing (KANSAS UNIVERSITY) K.U.
Donfack Louis
The Founding Director of CLA Foundation Cameroon.
Teaching and evaluation of volunteer educators.
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9 May 2015 RENNY P.P bangalore, Karnataka 91 India
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a research scholar my research method is an Intervention model so it will help me a lot
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
5 May 2015 Jeanne Donado Lansing, MI 48901 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Many decades of peace and social justice work on many fronts. Currently the grant coordinator at a community college, where I have lots of opportunities to work collaboratively inside and outside the college, provide leadership in project development and grant writing, and share information on best practices within a variety of groups and projects.
Continuing my own learning, keeping up with best practices, and letting other people know about this great resource.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
2 May 2015 ROBERT SAUCEDA Stockton, CA 95205 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
College student, needing 3 more credits to earn a BS in Human Services with a concentration in Families and adolescents.
As a learning tool to enhance an overall understanding of a variety of interdisciplinary techniques and practice.
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29 April 2015 Michelle King Wellington, New Zealand
Who I am Use of CTB
I work in government and community based NGOs supporting capability development. Interesting topics to start a conversation and share with managers.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
29 April 2015 Nicole Bergeron San Francisco, California 94121 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a partner in a philanthropy advising practice. We have a foundation client that is trying to build capacity in a team of Congolese leaders.
The Congolese have some cultural issues as well as minimal training in financial management for their development projects. I was hoping to use the Tool Box in French as the DRC is a francophone country. I will instead translate what I need...but do lmk when it is available in French and I'll pass it along.
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25 April 2015 Tarisai Kadungure Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an M and E Manager for a Government Capacity Building Program Reference and Research.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
23 April 2015 Janai Gilmore Detroit, MI 48226 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Michigan Community Resources recently launched a new website, www.neighborhood-exchange.com. We've featured the Community Toolbox as resource for Organizing & Engagement.
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16 April 2015 Karla Brown Houston, Texas 77047 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Executive Director of The Providence on Southmore, Inc., a non-profit organization in Houston, Texas.
I would like to possibly cite a section in chapter 3 in an article I am submitting to a scholarly journal.
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16 April 2015 William paris, France
Who I am Use of CTB
Hello,

I'm a french man, I earned degrees in international business law, I'm also very involved in my community and I'm trying to encourage adult with my association to do more with their leisure time and have them take educationnal class. I do believe that age shouldn't stop you from learning new things and develop new passion.
Because in my opinion curiosity is what keeps you alive.
I'm using the Community Tool Box essentially to do some research. I find it very interesting to see other bests practices, it helps a lot.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
30 March 2015 nageh hosni ali minia, minia 61511
Who I am Use of CTB
i am the trainer for youth development program,manger of training department of minia educational administration .the chair person of the Egyptian center for development,
share and lead many programme for social change worked with people who Less fortunate and some international program for Activating youth participation
The leadership of community-based initiatives with Assembly
Activating the participation of young people in youth centers
Training of teachers and young people to use these tools
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
27 March 2015 Sumayya Jahan Dhaka, Shamoli 1216 Bangladesh
Who I am Use of CTB
I have completed my graduation. and doing job. I really want to do something for my country.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
20 March 2015 Abdulrazak Abokor Burao, Somlia +252 Somalia
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Abdulrazak I am in Somalia
I am student I learn Community development in Burao University
I like community tool box
I have found for skill and knowledge based on my feild
Thank you so much
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
12 March 2015 Sarah-lee Goldblatt Stellenbosch, western cape 7550 South Africa
Who I am Use of CTB
I am currently a post grad student at the University of Stellenbosch completing my honours in Public Administration.

just looking to connect with a more international base of individuals for inspiration and motivation and perhaps even some creativity in finding solutions to the problems the communities of South Africa face.
I just discovered the toolbox and will digest the information in it over the next few days and use it to aid my research.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
2 March 2015 Diego Meyreles Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 00001 Dominican Republic
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a simple person trying to bring about social change in the Dominican Republic.
As a guide to better understand the "how" of social innovation.
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2 March 2015 Vincent Smith Phoenix, AZ 85018 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Currently Attending Kaplan University Online to obtain my Masters degree in Business, with a major in Information Technology.
reference and research
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25 February 2015 Annette Bereznicki Edmonton, Alberta T6A 3H5 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
Most of my work involves developing and executing communications strategies or plans for health initiatives or projects that are designed to improve patient care.
I have over 17 years of experience in public relations/consultations working for various government ministries and an oil company.
It is a great way to look up best practices or get other ideas that support the kind of work that I do.
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22 February 2015 Sandra Mangano Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania 19437 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Dean of the School of Education and am developing the doctoral residency course on Ethics and Leadership. The course consists of 3 online weeks and 1 on ground week.
Your information is very valuable for integration into the course development. I would like to use your power points as well.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
12 February 2015 Andrew Carthon Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Non-profit youth outreach. We empower youth to rise above their circumstances and equip them to succeed against all odds.
To seek start up partners and funds for youth group home.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 February 2015 susan mertens darien, il 60561 usa
Who I am Use of CTB
I am in mba - health management concentration, and want to develop the necessary tools needed to develop non-profit organization or health management.
i am using the tool box to develop budget and time lines and what is necessary for health management time line.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
30 January 2015 Daina Nyathi Johannesburg, Gauteng 1800 Republic of South Africa
Who I am Use of CTB
Open Disclosure Foundation is a registered NPO in Johannesburg. ODF was founded in 2002 by a survivor of sexual violence. The organisation offers free psychosocial support to the victims and survivors of gender based violence. For the past five 12 years the Organisation has helped six thousand victims and survivors. Our dream is to reach many more victims as much as we can, but the availability of resources becomes a limiting factor.
The organisation would like to use the Community Tool box in looking for some donations in cash or in kind.

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